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PacNet #17C – Taiwan and WHO: Time to Move On

May 16, 2003

The SARS crisis has put the spotlight on Taiwan’s effort to gain observer status at this week’s meeting of the World Health Assembly (WHA), the administrative body of the World Health Organization (WHO). SARS has not changed the fact that this question is technically complicated and strewn with political landmines. But it underscores that it is time to grant Taiwan’s application.